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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 03-94 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Diamond Shamrock - 2954 The image shown is the same body type though not necessarily the same road name or road number.



N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 03-94 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Diamond Shamrock - 2954 An image of the prototype.


Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 03-94
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By N Scale Collector
Body Style Micro-Trains Tank Car Single Dome 39 Foot
Road or Company Name Diamond Shamrock (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 2954
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack ID Number NSC 03-97
Release Date 2003-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Single Dome
Model Variety 39 Foot Riveted
Prototype Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Specific Item Information: Part of Multi-Road oil tanker set 3. Only 250 sets were made.

Body Style Information: Dating back to 1979, this is the oldest and most popular of Micro-Trains tank cars. Over 200 different regular issues of this body style have been produced as well as hundreds more special runs, including the 2016 N Scale Enthusiast banquet car.

This car models tank cars of approximately 8,000 gallons. The prototypes were built in the 1950's and appeared on freight railroads across the United States and Canada.

Road/Company Information:
Diamond Shamrock Corp. or Diamond Shamrock Refining and Marketing was an oil refinery and gas station company in the United States, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2001, it operates as a brand of Valero and has withdrawn the brand from a majority of Texas gas stations and had converted most of the stores to Valero or sold them off to Texaco or other companies.

Manufacturer Information:
Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-02-28 14:57:39. Last edited by gdm on 2017-03-20 09:37:58

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